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The Road Is Paved Maize & Blue - UofM Bags Clarkston Baller For Class of 2019

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The Road Is Paved Maize & Blue - UofM Bags Clarkston Baller For Class of 2019

The pipeline to Ann Arbor continues.
 
Clarkston incoming junior hoopster Taylor Currie committed to the University of Michigan following in the footsteps of former Wolves cagers like his coach Dan Fife, Fife’s oldest son, Dugan and retired NBA center and current sports broadcaster Tim McCormick. Both Fifes were team captains for the Wolverines.
 
The 6-foot-9 Currie is arguably the top post prospect in the state’s Class of 2019. After transferring to C-Town from Worthington Christian in Ohio last summer, he helped lead the Wolfpack to the program’s first-ever state championship back in March.
 
In the Class A state finals against a considerably bigger and more athletic Grand Rapids Christian squad, Currie wowed the crowd with a hard-nosed double-double of 16 points and 10 boards going head-to-head with Michigan State-bound Xavier Tillman on the blocks without blinking.
 
As a freshman playing small-school ball in the Buckeye State, he averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds a night.
 
Last season, he raised the ante in competition and stat output, logging roughly 14 points and eight boards per game on a nationally-ranked 2017 Clarkston Cage Crew that went 26-1. 
 
Next winter, Currie will reteam with his point guard and future college rival Foster Loyer, committed to Michigan State since late last fall, in the Wolfpack repeat effort.